Instead of having to enter points into the points awarded box for short answer/fill in the blank and essay questions it would be great to have a check box options for grading. This would create a faster and more a more convenient option for grading short answer, essays and fill-in-the-blank questions.
Something like this:
The points awarded field off to the far right should still have the ability to enter points. That way if you want to award something other than full credit, half credit or no credit you would have the ability to do so.